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DEWA tenders for 1200MW coal-fired plant

Plant to utilise 'clean coal' technology.

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Al Tayer: Dubai seeks diversification of energy sources.
Al Tayer: Dubai seeks diversification of energy sources.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for tenders to build a new 1,200MW clean coal power plant.

DEWA said that the plant is being built as part of its effort to “diversify Dubai's energy mix” and use new sources of fuel. It added that the plant would produce around 12% of the emirate’s total power output.

In a statement, DEWA CEO HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA said the plant would be the first of its kind in the region to use so-called clean coal technology.

He added that the work will be carried out in two phases, with the first 600MW plant completed by 2020 and the second a year later.

He also pointed to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 as a reference for the work.

It had suggested diversifying Dubai’s energy sources to include 12% from clean coal, 12% from nuclear energy; 5% from solar power, and 71% from natural gas.

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